Woman linked to Glassell Park drug trade arrested


Maria Leon, an illegal immigrant, has a criminal history, and her son was killed in a shootout with police in February. By Sam Quinones and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers April 16, 2008 Maria “Chata” Leon, an illegal immigrant whose former Glassell Park home police said was for years the center of neighborhood […]

Outside the law

L.A.’s once-peaceful Drew Street has become a crime fortress, where family bonds thwart police efforts to stop the violence. By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer March 30, 2008 The brick house with the enormous black satellite dish in the driveway sits empty now, the tenants evicted. The building is fenced, its windows are […]